Forget cars, electric motorbikes could be the next big thing

Tackling the challenge of batteries and their weight is going to be difficult, however

Electric motorbikes may ease CO2 emissions and traffic congestion problems. Photograph: Getty Images

Electric motorbikes may ease CO2 emissions and traffic congestion problems. Photograph: Getty Images

It really would be better if more of us took up two-wheeled motoring. Ireland is in many ways a terrible country for those who are enthusiastic about motorbikes: the lousy weather, the inattentive drivers, the poor road surfaces and the hefty insurance premiums are more than a little off-putting.

But in terms of trimming CO2 emissions and reducing traffic congestion, putting more people on motorbikes would be a great idea.

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